Brand South Africa and Owami honour women

The organisation, Owami Women recently held an event to honour South African women from different sectors ranging from business to the media. In partnership with Brand South Africa, it showed how these women leave a positive impact on the country.

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Farewell to South Africa's rugby captain

After playing for South Africa for 13 years, Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has announced his retirement from international rugby due to a fractured jaw he sustained during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Samoa on Saturday.

Anti-corruption efforts awarded in South Africa

Strengthening the fight against corruption in South Africa, Zanele Mxunyelwa, the National Treasury's head of specialised audit services, was named the 2015 Certified Examiner of the Year. She joined the Treasury in 2010, and set up the first forensic investigation unit for the country.

South African citizens get free access to national parks

South Africans are encouraged to take part in National Parks Week running from 14 to 20 September when they have free access to activities such as abseiling. They are also given an opportunity to learn more about the country's wild animals and natural heritage.

South African struggle heroes honoured in Mozambique

The Matola Monument and Interpretative Centre in Maputo, unveiled on 11 September, honours the South Africans and Mozambicans who contributed to the anti-apartheid struggle, and who died in a raid by the security police. It also helps to strengthen ties between the two countries.

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